FREEMAN, SD : Two men injured in Freeman four-wheeler vs. motorcycle crash on Friday, August 11, 2017
Two men sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries in a motorcycle versus four-wheeler crash near Freeman on Friday.
Mark Hinckley, a 53-year-old Freeman man, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after the 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 four-wheeler he was driving collided with a motorcycle eight miles west of Freeman. Charges are pending against Hinckley, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The 59-year-old driver of the 1995 Kawasaki Voyager X motorcycle does not face charges and his name was not released by authorities.
While driving northbound at approximately 2:13 p.m. on 431st Avenue near 278th Street, the motorcyclist collided with the four-wheeler that exited from a field on the east side of 431st Avenue.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and was transported to a Freeman hospital. Hinckley was not wearing a helmet.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and others on scene included the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Freeman Fire and Ambulance and Avera Careflight.
Two men injured in Freeman four-wheeler vs. motorcycle crash